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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Fernandina Beach is a town in Florida with a population of 12,062. Fernandina Beach is in Nassau County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Fernandina Beach offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fernandina Beach there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Fernandina Beach and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fernandina Beach are highly rated.
About Fernandina Beach...
Population
12,062

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$316,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,273
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Fernandina Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    88.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    241.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,845.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    169.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Fernandina Beach

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,234
National
$55,322
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Fernandina Beach Reviews

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I truly have experienced all of Fernandina Beach. I have done years K-12 at the elementary, middle, and high school. I've participated in everything from the Annual Shrimp Festival to the Annual Shrimp Drop for New's Years Eve. I been to all the corners of this town. I can tell you all memories staying up late in deep conversations at the beach or the boat docks at the end of 14th street, which is a personal favorite for mine to go read my poetry. My favorite memories in Fernandina are the parades and the home football games at my high school, Fernandina Beach High School. Everyone from police officers, to neighbors, to teachers keep us safe here. We all look out for each other and have each other's back. Although, I would like to see more town participation in cleaning up the beach. One big event we do here is letting rehabilitated sea turtles back into the ocean. All creatures in our oceans are important! We keep our homes clean, so why can't we keep theirs clean for them?
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I moved to Fernandina Beach, FL about a year ago. It is a nice location with quite a few nearby locations to visit for entertainment (downtown, Amelia Island, Plantation, Beaches, Fort Clinch State Park, and so on). It has a decent amount of restaurants for people of all different financial situations and a decent amount of variety among them. The general population is nice overall and there are plenty of jobs around. The primary issue with this location is the constant construction on State RD 200.
There is so much to do here in Fernandina Beach. We have excellent restaurants and so many to chose from. We have boating and fishing charters and plenty of leisure activities. If you don't feel like going downtown you can always spend your day relaxing on the beach!